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Staying in a hotel offers a full range of comforts and ameneties and the myriad different options on offer these days means that a hotel rarely equates to a huge, identikit block, cramming the maximum guests in whilst offering nothing but a bed and the minimum of character and welcome. We feature a huge range of hotels of all shapes and sizes, from bustling urban boutique properties to charming, traditional hotels in stunning countryside locations (see below) - all of which do their part to minimise the environmental impact of tourism.

As a mainstay of tourist accommodation the world over, there has been much done in the hotel sector to go green: find out about pioneering urban eco-hotels in greentraveller founder Richard Hammond's blog post, and find out which properties made the Green Travel List, both environmentally friendly hotels in the UK and Ireland and green hotels across the rest of Europe and the world.

Find out how to get to hotels across Europe and beyond using our Journey Planner, and check out a great selection of eco-friendly hotels that you can reach by train and ferry below - from spa hotels in the Lake District and on the Cornish Coast to luxury hotels in the Irish countryside and seclusion in the mountains of Northern Spain.

Hot and sunny Ibiza with clear, bright blue sky

Agroturismo Can Marti, Ibiza, Spain

A beautiful, authentic and organic farmhouse in a quiet and idyllic spot in the unspoilt north of the island. The renovated house offers very comfortable and originally decorated apartments with garden access.
From 150€

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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Connemara, Ireland

Ballynahinch Castle is a deluxe four star hotel located on a 450 acre estate with an award winning restaurant, private salmon fishery and miles of scenic walks. Friendly, elegant, but not fussy.
40 Bedrooms including 3 Suites. Mix of double & twins

Low Season from €140 per room per night. High Season from €190 per room per night. Both rates bed & breakfast.

Classic room

Laticastelli Country Relais, Italy

Having been transformed from a 13th Century fortress, this fantastic Country Relais offers a truly traditional Italian experience within the wonderful Siena countryside.
28: 1 suite, 27 doubles

From €95

Hot and sunny Ibiza with clear, bright blue sky

Agroturismo Can Marti, Ibiza, Spain

A beautiful, authentic and organic farmhouse in a quiet and idyllic spot in the unspoilt north of the island. The renovated house offers very comfortable and originally decorated apartments with garden access.
2 suites and 3 doubles

From 150€

The Hotel is surrounded by rolling mature parkland and gardens

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

Set within the gentle beauty of 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, this five star Leading Hotel of the World is home to three championship golf courses, a sparkling, award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities.
232 bedrooms, including 26 suites

Prices start from from £335 (1st May-30th September 2013), from £285 (October 2013 & April 2014), from £235 (1st Nov 2013 - 31st March 2014), based on two people sharing a Classic room, other room rates are avaialable on request.

The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, England

Luxury, four-star hotel on the Yorkshire coast overlooking South Bay beach, with large bedrooms, a health club with swimming pool, hot tub and restaurant. Winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award in the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence.
116: 6 singles, 60 doubles, 49 twins

2 night break for 2 adults Room only from: comfort twin/ double £181, superior double £198, comfort sea view £234, superior sea view £251

The grand Llansantffraed Court Hotel in Wales

Llansantffraed Court Hotel, Monmouthshire, Wales

A stunning Grade 2 listed country house, with plenty of history to explore, beautifully situated in the Usk Valley near to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Nestled amidst the serene landscaped countryside, complete with ornamental trout lake.
21 en suite bedrooms

from £177 per room per night, inclusive of full Welsh breakfast

Exterior of Lasswade surrounded by nature

Lasswade Country House & Restaurant, Powys, Wales

A warm and homely four star b&b hotel with fabulous views of the Cambrian Mountains, Epynt Hills and Brecon Beacons. Breathe in the lovely clean air, enjoy the peace and quiet and taste the delicious award winning sustainable food.
8: 5 double, 2 twin, 1 single

From £70

Boutique hotel Strattons Norfolk luxury hotels

Strattons Hotel, Swaffham, Norfolk, England

Bohemian 14-room country hotel in the market town of Swaffham. It's a Grade II-listed Queen Anne villa with canopied four-poster beds, open fires, stripped wooden floorboards and an award-winning restaurant serving mostly seasonal, organic food.
14: 7 doubles/twin, 5 suites, 2 self catering eco lodges

Per night for 2 adults sharing doubles from £133

The Scarlet's striking exterior

The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall, England

A gorgeous hotel built to the highest eco standards, overlooking the sea on the Cornish coast. Be pampered in the luxurious Ayurvedic spa, sample delicious locally sourced food or take some time out to reflect and enjoy the views.
37 Sea View Rooms: doubles/twins

Prices from £240

Primrose Valley Main Dining Room

Primrose Valley Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall

Stylish and modern hotel, built to an eco spec, overlooking the glorious Porthminster Beach. After a day on the beach or exploring St Ives, relax back at the hotel's spa and in the comfort of the individually designed bedrooms.
7 doubles/twins, 1 suite

rooms £120 - £165. Suite £235

The Channel Guest House, on Weymouth's beautiful Esplanade

The Channel Guest House, Dorset, England

A terrific bed and breakfast, based on fresh local produce, in warm and comfortable surroundings described by many previous guests as a 'home from home'. Situated on Weymouth seafront directly opposite the award winning central beach.
11: 4 Double, 1 large double, 1 twin, 3 family 2 single

Sea view Double £93, Double £80, Twin £80, 3 person Family £108, 4 person family £123, Single £55

The clean and beautiful exterior of The Green House

The Green House, Bournemouth, England

A luxury boutique hotel with excellent food in sunny, sandy Bournemouth, minutes from the sea front. It's described as "one of the greenest hotel in the world" so expect eco-cred. Comfy eco beds and solar power are just some of the light touches.
32: 5 Master Dbls 6 Large Dbls 16 Dbls 5 Small Dbls

prices from £50

The Front aspect of the house

Pendragon Country House, Cornwall, England

A former rectory, now an elegant, yet informal 5-star award-winning luxury guest house, where all rooms are individually decorated and furnished with antiques and rich fabrics. Meals include locally sourced food, for a true taste of Cornwall.
7: 3 King Rooms, 2 Twin/Doubles, 1 Double, 1 Single

from £505

Lancrigg Hotel amongst the overwhelming hills

Lancrigg Vegetarian Hotel, Cumbria

In the heart of the Lake District mountains, Lancrigg is a gorgeous, romantic retreat to unwind and restore body and soul. It has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and has over 30 years of experience serving excellent vegetarian food.
12: including kingsize, twin/double rooms & ensuite doubles

Fri- Sat 1 night stay: B&B £55- £85 per person, B&B + Dinner £79-£110 per person. Any 3 Nights Sun-Fri: Dinner + B&B- from £64-£99 per person per night depending on room.

La Rosa Whitby

La Rosa Hotel, Whitby, North Yorkshire

A beautiful Victorian building furnished with vintage and antique finds from auctions and flea markets and with amazing views out to sea. 5 East Terrace is 'blue plaqued' as the place where Lewis Carroll stayed during his many visits to Whitby.
11 doubles

Small double £80 per night. Double £100 per night. Large double £120 per night. Apartment (sleeps 6) £250 per night.

Combe House Hotel in Devon

Combe House Hotel, Devon, England

Discover an elegant Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor & Restaurant with beautiful gardens & panoramic views, set in 3,500 acres where Arabian horses roam freely. Voted the most Romantic Hotel in the UK – Conde Nast Johansens.
4 doubles, 9 king size doubles/ twins, 2 suites & 1 cottage

The Doubles & Twins are... £215 - £285, and the Suites & Cottage are £375 - £450. B/B full breakfast & VAT per room per night.

Low Wood Bay Hotel, Lake District, UK

With lawns running right down to the water's edge, Low Wood even has its own leisure club, which boasts a pool, spa sauna, solarium, gym and beauty salon.

Dunkery Beacon Country House, Exmoor, UK

Walkers, cyclists and gourmets rejoice! This former Edwardian hunting lodge is the ideal base for active exploration, nestling beneath 518m Dunkery Beacon and offering a drying room for hikers and bikers.
8 rooms: 7 en-suite and a premier suite

From £80 for two.

Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant in Hexham Northumberland

Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant, Northumberland

Relax by the cosy fireplace in winter and in the secret walled garden in summer at this family-run inn deep in Hadrian's Wall and Border Country. Tuck into locally sourced seasonal food and explore the surrounding castles and Roman ruins.
17: 1 superior double, 1 single, 4 twin, 3 family, 8 double

From £95 B&B

Lianos Village Hotel, Naxos, Greece

High up above the beach of Agios Prokopios with eight traditional Cycladic-style buildings, painted in Mediterranean colours. Life here revolves around the lovely pool area, with beach bar and panoramic views.
Doubles, suites and singles

From €60, low season

Hotel Pearl Bay, Chios, Greece

Pearl Bay is a complex of modern, smart apartment-style rooms arranged around a beautiful swimming pool, across the road from pretty Daskalopetra beach. If you want to be a stone's throw from the coast, this is a great choice.
28 apartments

Apartments from £46

Exterior of Villa Florentine lit up in the evening

Villa Florentine, Lyon, France

Set on the Fourviere hillside with splendid views over Lyon, this is a gloriously upscale hotel in a 17th-century mansion. The luxury here is created with impressive environmental care, from water and energy conservation to recycling.
28 rooms

Doubles from €290

Best Western Plus Swan Hotel

BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel, Wells, Somerset

Located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, the Best Western Plus Swan Hotel, with over 600 years of history, offers modern rooms, a stunning wedding venue and self catering apartments in a traditional setting, perfect for visiting the Mendips.
33 doubles, 15 twins and 1 suite

From £64

Blue sky behind the Inn at Penallt

Inn at Penallt, Wye Valley, Wales

A child- and dog-friendly inn that has two AA Rosettes and won the AA Pub of the Year in 2012.
4 doubles

Doubles from £85 for two, including breakfast

Interior of Hotel Silken Berlaymont

Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Brussels, Belgium

This comfortable hotel holds a three-star Ecodynamic Enterprise label for its water and energy conservation efforts, and offers cycling tours of the city. Don’t miss the photography exhibitions showcasing work by up and coming artists.
214 rooms

Double rooms from 160.65 euros

The Culbone, Exmoor, UK

Each of the five spacious, en-suite rooms has its own character, contemporary and chic but understated – flamboyance is superfluous when eyes are magnetically drawn to the windows and dramatic moor views.
5 en-suite rooms

From £75 for two.

The inviting Bristol apartment in the heart of the city

Premier Suites, Bristol, South West England

Contemporary and stylish one and two bedroom Bristol serviced apartments in the heart of the Redcliffe area of the city. Enjoy Bristol city centre with the award winning Cabot Circus shopping and leisure centre, Broadmead and SS Great Britain.
65 Apartments, 46 with one bedroom and 19 with two bedrooms

from £89

Lowbyer Manor Country House exterior

Lowbyer Manor Country House, North Pennines, England

Set in the middle of the stunning North Pennines, this beautiful listed Georgian house hotel is perfect for a tranquil getaway. Enjoy the abundant surrounding wildlife, including deer and red squirrels, as well as delicious award-winning breakfasts.
9: 6 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single

£90

Hotel Rural Los Bérchules, Las Alpujarras, Spain

You can expect a warm welcome at this cheery hotel in the stunning Las Alpujarras: the owners offer a wealth of knowledge about walking and activities in the local area. If you prefer a more relaxing getaway, try an art course or wine tasting holiday
14 rooms - 10 double and 4 single

Doubles from €42/€57 (breakfast €7), self-catering apartment from €95/€495 per night/week

Gisborough Hall Hotel, Yorkshire, England

There’s more than a whiff of Downton Abbey at this Grade-II-listed country house. Though it’s a ‘mere’ century, its Jacobean style, mullioned windows, stone gables and views across sweeping lawns to wooded grounds speak of grander times.

Doubles from £113 B&B

Argentikon Luxury Suites, Chios, Greece

Step through an ornate gate and into another world. Argentikon was one of the original country houses in the shady green valley of Kampos which belonged to Chios gentry, and it's now been carefully remodelled as a luxurious boutique hotel.
9 suites

Junior suite from £450 B&B

Archontiko Petras 1821, Lesvos, Greece

We love Archontiko's cosy, romantic rooms, and the location of the old-fashioned hotel is just as special - right in the middle of stunning Petra, a stay here combines the buzz of a town location with easy-going beach life as the coast is next door.
5 rooms

For the latest prices, check with owner

Blyth Hotel, Suffolk, England

This beautiful Edwardian building offers 14 stylish rooms, each with their own individual character and charm. Southwold's sandy beaches are five minutes away, and the town has arguably the Suffolk's best fish and chips.
13 doubles, twins and singles

Contact hotel for details

Makares Apartments, Donousa, Small Cyclades, Greece

A higgledy piggledy complex of apartments and studios just above Donousa's tiny port. Rooms are cool and contemporary, all with views from the terraces. Plenty to do on this lovely island, and charming Loukas will take you on boat trips.
Apartments and studios for 2-5

From €60 for 2

Feel like royalty with a stay at the Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland

Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland, England

If you've always dreamed of staying in a Medieval castle, this hotel with four-poster beds, oak-panelled walls and open fire in the drawing room will not disappoint. It's perfect for exploring the woodlands and open meadows of the South Tyne valley.
27 rooms

Castle View Lodge: doubles from £79.50 pp. Rooms inside castle: doubles from £122.50 pp.

The elegant building and garden of Loch Kinord Hotel

Loch Kinord Hotel, Cairngorms, Scotland

This elegant hotel offers comfortable relaxation after an invigorating day spent exploring the mountains or the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and Loch Kinord. Fuel up with a hearty traditional Scottish breakfast made with fresh local ingredients.
22 rooms

Singles/doubles from £65/£95 B&B

The Traddock gardens and house from the lower lawn

The Traddock, Yorkshire Dales, England

A country house hotel surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Offering warm welcoming hospitality in a relaxed, homely country house with superb facilites and luxury double rooms.
10 Doubles (2 can be twins) 1 Single and 1 Family Room

Doubles with Showers £110 B&B, Doubles with Bath £120 B&B, Luxury doubles £145 B&B and our Single £95 B&B

Worsley Arms Hotel, Yorkshire England

You may have to nip across the road to get to breakfast, but this characterful Georgian hotel, with 11 bedrooms in its main building and nine more in a row of restored cottages across the village green, is one of the prettiest hotels near York.
11 rooms in main house; 9 further rooms on village green

From £139 per night for 2

Flisvos Seaside Studios and Apartments, Naxos, Greece

A mixture of beachside studios and apartments tucked away behind the golden sands of Plaka, where kite- and windsurfers of the Flisvos Sport Club on site ply the turquoise waters. The beautiful, achingly cool rooms have all been newly refurbished...
Studios inc. kitchenette for 2-3 and apartments for 4

From €60 for 2

Underleigh House B&B, Peak District, UK

Tucked down a private lane amidst glorious Peak District scenery is this delightful, multi-award winning B&B, run by Vivienne and Philip.
4 en-suite bedrooms.

From £95 per room per night.

Modern glass-fronted exterior of Hotel Novotel, Lyon

Hotel Novotel Part-Dieu, Lyon, France

This well-priced 124-room hotel is conveniently located just minutes from the station and within easy reach of Lyon's attractions. It is committed to a programme of sustainable development including reducing energy use and water consumption.
124 rooms

Doubles from €100

One Aldwych hotel

One Aldwych, London, England

One of the standout places to stay in London, this is a luxury hotel with an environmental conscience. Convenient for enjoying the shops and sights of Covent Garden and even has a sleek, chlorine-free swimming pool equipped with underwater music.
105 rooms, including suites

From £400 for a double room

Hotel Maravedí, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Be amazed by breathtaking views both day and night - you can stargaze in the hotel's own astronomical observatory. Walking, outdoor activities, interesting places to visit... and on your return enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural swimming pool.
16 rooms

Doubles from €55/€65 without/with terrace

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter, London, England

Voted one of the world's '50 coolest hotels' by Conde Nast Traveller, this Clerkenwell boutique hotel takes sustainability as seriously as style. Housed in a fully renovated Victorian warehouse, it is designed for maximum energy efficiency.
59 rooms

From £405 for a double room

A double room in Comfort Hotel

Comfort Hotel Lille-Tourcoing, Lille, France

Despite its slightly bland appearance, this is a revolutionary hotel that has been turning heads in the industry. It's Green Key certified and a model of sustainability, with low-energy lighting, responsibly sourced bed linen and low-energy lights.
51 rooms

Doubles from €79

Best Western Dover Marina, Kent, UK

This recently-refurbished seaside accommodation aims to fuse 21st Century comfort with 19th Century decor, creating a hotel that, while large, is full of character and charm.
77 standard and 4 superior rooms
Large bedroom at this Grasmere Hotel, Lake District

Moss Grove Organic, Lake District

A smart, funky hotel in the heart of the Lake District with excellent food and strong environmental ethos. All 11 rooms have spa baths, under floor heating, flat screen Tvs, Bose sytems, free internet access, and large comfortable beds. Impressive.
11 Rooms, 6 Executive doubles, 4 Superior doubles, 1 Suite

Prices start at £62.50 per person

Exterior of the Nottingham Premier Suites

Premier Suites Nottingham, England

Stylish apartments providing excellent value for money in central Nottingham. Ideal for business or exploring the city. It's the perfect alternative to a traditional hotel stay for both corporate and leisure travellers.
52 apartments: 33 - 1 bed, 15 - 2 bed and 4 penthouses

One bedroom apartment from £65.00 pernight, 2 bedroom apartment from £85.00 per night

Hi Matic hotel exterior

Hi Matic Hotel, Paris, France

In the ever-more hip Bastille neighbourhood, Hi Matic is a bold, bright hotel that certainly provides a unique experience: as a hybrid urban eco-lodge and fully automated hotel, it feels like a fusion of a youth hostel and a Japonese Ryokan.
42 rooms

From 152 euros for a double room

The Granville, Brighton, England

Located right on the seafront, The Granville is Brighton’s original boutique hotel. Each of the 25 rooms has an individual theme, from the English countryside to art deco to Japanese or Gothic; there’s a theme for you, whatever the occasion.

Latest reviewed accommodation

""The Rumblie is an ideal destination for individuals or small groups who enjoy exploring loch and forest terrain on foot, wheel or hoof, who want to unwind from busy lives in a great deal of comfort, and for those interested in learning about the local area.""

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"Passionate about getting it right, Nigel and Sharon are consummate hosts. Their food is top notch, their location superb. If North Cornwall's your thing but you'd like to get away from the crowds in Padstow, Rock and Newquay, Pendragon's a pretty good place to base yourself for a few days. And with food this good, you may never even get out the front door."

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